May 10, 2017, Seoul, Korea—“We celebrate 50 years of our brand, 50 years of redefining mobility through customer-driven innovation, 50 years of caring for Man and Planet. Cheers to 50 years more of our brilliant journey together!” declared Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo when she accepted the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) Global Distributor of the Year 2016 award during the Global Distributors Convention held at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul.
HARI first bagged the prestigious award in 2010. Now on its second win, the official Philippine distributor of Hyundai vehicles once again proves its mettle as a world-class automotive firm. HARI is one of the three (3) recipients of the 2016 Global Distributor of the Year Award.
This honor comes at the heels of a fierce first quarter sales performance, sealing HARI’s Industry position as the third top-ranking automotive firm in the country.
HMC Vice-Chairman Mr. Euisun Chung (extreme left) presented the HMC Global Distributor of the Year 2016 to the HARI Board of Directors (L-R) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, Chairman Edward S. Go, and Chairman Emeritus Richard L. Lee.
HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, toasted to 50 years of the Hyundai brand. HARI was awarded HMC Global Distributor of the Year 2016 during the Global Distributors Convention held May 10, 2017 at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul.
HARI closed March 2017 with record sales of 3,371 units—the highest monthly output in the company’s 15-year history, pushing first quarter sales to 8,841, up by 18% as compared to the 7,469 units sold in the same period of 2016.
The Global Distributor of the Year award is likewise a nod to Filipino entrepreneurial genius and management capability. HARI continues to win the unwavering confidence of HMC with its shining reputation for introducing to the local automotive industry pioneering customer-driven innovations in Sales, After-Sales, and Customer Relations, as well as for its noteworthy efforts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) through HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI).
Also present at the awards ceremony were HARI Chairman Emeritus Richard L. Lee and Chairman Edward S. Go.
In her acceptance speech, Ms. Agudo added that this new honor challenges HARI and its nationwide dealership fortress to further explore opportunities opened up by the ASEAN integration. “We are ready to bring new business and economic value… to take our partnership with Hyundai Motor Company to greater heights… to strengthen Hyundai brand presence in the ASEAN. Together, with Hyundai Motor Company, we raise the Hyundai banner strong and proud in the Philippines and Southeast Asia!”